|11-26-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--The List: Top Ten Highest-Paid Public School Employees in New Jersey
The Garden State’s governor has a salary of $175,000. Almost 400 public school employees earned more last year, some of them a lot more
Nine New Jersey public school employees earned more last year than the highest paid state worker and one even topped the highest paid authority leader. Close to 400 had base salaries higher than the governor’s.
Colleen O'Dea | November 26, 2018
Associated Press (via Philadelphia Inquirer)--How many kids have autism? US government measures 3 ways
LINDSEY TANNER, The Associated Press| Updated: November 26, 2018 — 1:01 AM EST
Chalkbeat--Bond measures, understanding principals, and preschoolers’ laughter: What Chalkbeat readers say they’re thankful for in 2018
For people who mark their lives by the school-year calendar, November can be an especially tough time. The optimism of a fresh start has worn off, but hard work hasn’t fully borne fruit, and summer break is still so far away.
So Thanksgiving comes at exactly the right moment to pause and appreciate everything that’s going right. Here’s what Chalkbeat readers said when we asked them what they’re appreciating in 2018:
“The continued opportunity to work with young people and enrich their lives.” — Patrick Sprinkle, Jersey City, New Jersey
“I am grateful this year for my students. They are a truly unique group and kindness and humanity are their superpowers. It makes going to work every day a treat.” — Jess Noffsinger, eighth-grade teacher, Northglenn, Colorado
Philissa Cramer| November 22, 2018
Education Week--Raising Student 'Voice and Choice' Is the Mantra. But Is It a Good Idea?
Without strong guidance from teachers, students may opt for the easiest path instead of the one offering the best learning experience
Giving students more choice over what they learn and how they demonstrate mastery is a tricky task for educators.
Michelle R. Davis| November 6, 2018 | Corrected: November 12, 2018